Tuesday, 28 June 2011

A young man's birthday!

Good morning lovely people! It's birthday day in our household today. So as it's a school day we were all up at the crack of dawn to wish my youngest son a happy twelfth birthday and smother him in cards, prezzies and affection. So far the day has consisted of.....

A card from an older brother.....

...complete with cute little tiny tag sentiment tied on with my lovely linen thread .

A card from doting parents.......(had lots of fun on photoshop with this one).... I think he was going for mean and moody.....

.....using masculine colours and a metal edged tag to hold the sentiment....

....and a teetering pile of prezzies.

Of course, fellow crafters, they're all handmade. I never buy cards now and I'm starting to prefer my own wrapping paper. I don't think there's anything quite as nice as brown parcel paper stamped with a simple image and dressed with a luxurious ribbon.

Anyway the request was for "Chocolate Fudge Cake please", so spare a thought for me as you read this as I'm probably knee deep in cake mixture.

Hope you're all having a good day. I will sit down with a slice of afforementioned cake and a cuppa later and do some perusing of your blogs. Have fun.


  1. Lovely cards and paper - handmade is so much nicer and more special! Hope you will come along and join in my giveaway ...

    Pomona x

  2. Hello Caroline:
    How very lucky to be the recipient of such beautiful, handmade cards and a pile of wonderfully, and most stylishly, wrapped presents. Happy Birthday to your 12 year old son.

    And good luck with the cake making. We trust it is not quite so hot to be in the kitchen baking.

  3. Fabulous cards Caroline and I adore that wrapping paper! Enjoy baking and celebrating when your lovely boy gets home from school. Vx

  4. Your son is a very lucky boy! I think the wrapping paper looks really effective. Thank you for your help earlier - It's worked! Nik x

  5. Hi Caroline!
    A belated Happy Birthday to your son - I hope he had a great day!
    I love the fact that you made the cards and paper - so much more interesting and thoughtful, although i dont suppose a 12 yr old thinks that way yet!
    I particularly love the paper - reminds me of Christmas two years ago when Bella and I decided to print our own wrapping paper (we used brown kraft paper like you)with simple potato prints - the kitchen was completely strung with makeshift lines to hang all the paper to dry, and we had a ball!
    Gill xx

  6. tags, badges and ribbons - mmmm - how much i love them! :D well-done!